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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2015-16

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term590510
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 19/11/2015
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of the Admitted patient mental health care national minimum data set (NMDS) is restricted to admitted patients receiving care in psychiatric hospitals or in designated psychiatric units in acute hospitals. The scope does not currently include patients who may be receiving treatment for psychiatric conditions in acute hospitals who are not in psychiatric units.

Collection and usage attributes

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Episodes of care for admitted patients

Collection methods:Help on this term

Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative and clinical record systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2015
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2016
Comments:Help on this term

Number of days of hospital-in-the-home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

Scope links with other NMDSs

Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS
  • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.


Residential mental health care service

Same-day patients


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Information Group

Relational attributes

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See also Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015

Has been superseded by Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Supersedes Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

See also Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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-Episode of admitted patient care (mental health care)—referral destination, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—referral source, public psychiatric hospital code NNMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Conditional99
-Episode of care—mental health legal status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN]Mandatory1
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Hospital service—care type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Patient—previous specialised treatment, code NMandatory1
-Person—accommodation type (prior to admission), code NMandatory1
-Person—accommodation type (usual), code N[N]Mandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—labour force status, acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admission code NMandatory1
-Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code NMandatory1
-Person—marital status, code NConditional1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
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